Cercle Brugge KSV
18:30 GMT 03 October 2017
The 2017/18 Proximus League season is in full flow as every team has played each other already due to the division containing just eight teams. One of the strongest sides so far, Cercle Brugge, who are looking for promotion to the top flight, host Leuven who are hot on their tails. The hosts are second with 15 points while their upcoming opponents are just two points below them in third place.
Cercle Brugge haven’t been great against Leuven in recent years and with just one win against them at the last 12 attempts, dating back to 2012, they will be looking to turn it around. Of those 12 matches, Leuven have won eight which includes the last meeting where they came out emphatic 7-1 winners back in August. Both teams have scored in just one of the last six fixtures involving the sides with more than 1.5 match goals on two occasions.
A win for the hosts in this match could see them go level on points with league leaders, Beerschot Wilrijk but due to their poor goal difference, they can’t overtake them at the top. They need to improve their defensive frailties if they want to finish the season in first and this must start against the teams around them, this game is the perfect chance.
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Three points for the visitors would mean they would go second and leapfrog Cercle Brugge but they need to turn their draws into wins if they want to stay there. No side in the league has drawn more matches than them and with four draws, they are struggling to grind out wins. Latest matches: Oud-Heverlee Leuven
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It certainly isn’t clear cut as to who goes into this match as favourites as there are claims for both sides. Purely due to the home advantage, Cercle Brugge should be slight favourites but they have already shown their inability to beat Leuven this term as they lost 7-1 against them last time. The game rarely produces goals so expect to see the game won by the odd goal.
03 October 2017 - 18:30 GMT
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